Investigators in Juneau say they received information from whistleblowers regarding alleged crimes that were taking place in a hospital there. The information was enough to compel hospital officials to request an investigation. This led to a senior-level employee’s arrest. He is now facing criminal charges in Alaska for theft.
The now-former chief behavioral health officer stands accused of stealing $108,000 from the facility. He was indicted on a recent Thursday. Since the alleged incidents, a financial officer at the hospital has been overseeing changes in the system, which include the addition of certain checks and balances that administrators believe will keep the hospital’s finances more secure.
Hospital expenditures will now be carried out with purchase orders
One of the changes that were instituted at the hospital concerns how purchases will be made. In the past, many expenditures were made with credit cards. Now, the purchases will require a purchase order.
Ex-worker facing charges for first-degree theft
The former employee has been charged with two counts of first-degree theft. He will have an opportunity to refute the charges in court, as is the right of all individuals accused of a crime in Alaska and throughout the country. In such circumstances, it is wise to seek legal counsel before heading to court because an experienced attorney can review a case and make recommendations as to which defense options might produce the best outcome.